Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Fort Collins! As your Fort Collins chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.
Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - Fort Collins to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.
Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Collins is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:
As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.
Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:
So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Fort Collins chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. Matt grew up in Danville, CA a small town located in the East Bay about an hour inland from San Francisco. An avid baseball player, his father Tony and his best friend J.C. coached him from T-Ball all the way through Freshman year of high school. J.C., a chiropractor himself, guided Matt and taught him about the profession along the way, igniting his interest into becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. Matt had the rare advantage of knowing what he wanted to do with his life at the green age of 12, which allowed him years of research, coaching, and shadowing experience well before he even reached college. After graduating with honors from high school, he attended San Diego State University and subsequently obtained a B.S. in Kinesiology, which fulfilled the prerequisites necessary to enter chiropractic college.
Dr. Matt continued his education at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, West Campus in San Jose, CA. While in chiropractic college, he became interested in strength training and bodybuilding, and earned a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification, the highest-level personal training degree available. At Palmer, he became best friends with Drew McClure, who happened to be the son of the renowned Dr. Dan McClure, one of the founders of the Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) program, which teaches chiropractors advanced techniques for treating the body’s limbs and various sports injuries. He spent time being mentored, attending seminars, and later teaching seminars alongside Drew and Dan, mastering the art and science of extremity adjusting by the time graduation rolled around in 2013. A few years later, Dr. Matt was honored to have Dr. Drew as one of the groomsmen at his wedding.
Dr. Matt’s first job as a chiropractor out of college was at a Joint location in San Diego, CA, the city where he met his wife and the love of his life, Amanda. They now spend their free time enjoying anything outdoors, recreational bodybuilding, Red Rocks concerts, brewery hopping, vacationing in Mexico, and trying to keep up with all 5 of their awesome children, who all love getting adjusted by their Dad! Dr. Matt, a native Californian, found this great place to raise his children and grow his family in 2015, and is truly grateful for all of the wonderful people (and patients alike) who have welcomed him to Colorado with open arms.
Dr. Scott Heiser joined the team at The Joint Chiropractic in 2010 and finds it gratifying to provide healthcare services at more than one clinic location, including Loveland, Fort Collins, and Fort Collins South.
“I enjoy helping patients experience pain relief and take steps toward wellness with consistent chiropractic care,” he says, “and the reward of being part of the wellness process with patients.”
Dr. Scott, as his patients call him, grew up in northern Illinois where his sports background enabled him to see the effect that chiropractic care had on himself and others around him. He previously worked in DeWitt, Iowa, before moving to Colorado.
Dr. Scott met his wife, Julie, while completing a Doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She is a marathon runner and volleyball player. They have one daughter and two sons who are also active and enjoy sports, including baseball and bowling. The family has a golden retriever named Wrigley.
Dr. Scott loves baseball, football, hiking, camping, and spending time in the mountains. He found his calling as a chiropractor when he spent a year suffering from migraines, and after two adjustments they were gone. "The power that made the body heals the body."
One of his most memorable experiences as a chiropractor occurred while practicing in Bolivia and a patient was brought in on a stretcher. “He had previously been advised to stay seated or lie down due to the amount of back pain he was experiencing,” Dr. Scott says. “I checked him two times over two days, and on the third day he walked across the room after not standing or walking for nearly five years.”
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Dr. Scott always has salsa in his refrigerator. “The whole family loves salsa.”
If he could host a dinner party and invite four famous guests, he would include Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Babe Ruth, and Barry Sanders. “I would enjoy listening to four people who played and lived at such a high level.”
One of the greatest experiences of Dr. Scott’s life was traveling to Bolivia and working at a hospital there. “It put a lot of things in perspective.”
If he wrote an autobiography, the title would be Go Hard and Then Find Time to Relax.
A helpful life hack he’s received is: "Do what you do as well as you can do it." A favorite piece of advice he likes to offer is: “Don’t waste what is freely given.”
Dr. Natalie Small became part of The Joint Chiropractic’s team of local healthcare providers in 2022, and in 2023 she continued doing the work she finds so fulfilling at the Fort Collins and Fort Collins South clinics.
“The best part of my job is hearing the stories patients relay when they return for subsequent visits,” she says. “Knowing that someone can lift their child again, start working toward fitness goals, or even sleep through the night without pain for the first time in a long time – it’s so rewarding. I love partnering with patients to help them develop strategies that promote their health and goals.”
Dr. Natalie, as her patients call her, was raised in the Pacific Northwest and saw a chiropractor regularly. “This is where I had the opportunity to see the progress patients made in the office and was inspired to help others in this same way.”
Running and hiking are two of Dr. Natalie’s favorite hobbies. She has a golden retriever named Arlo who loves to accompany her on long hikes.
After studying biology at Washington State University, Dr. Natalie transferred to Parker University in Dallas, Texas. There she earned a double Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Health & Wellness and graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
“I chose to enter this field at the age of 15 when my mom and I were rear-ended and I visited my local chiropractor,” Dr. Natalie says. “It was here that I started to observe the positive changes patients made in his office and began to look into entering the field for myself. After a lot of hours spent shadowing, I decided this was the profession for me.”
One of Dr. Natalie’s favorite experiences as a chiropractor is watching a patient’s perspective transform. “I've discovered that a lot of people place so much focus on their pain and limitations that it blocks their progress,” she says. “When working not only with a patient's physical limitations, but helping them set goals throughout their treatment, their perspective becomes more positive and can often improve their outcomes.”
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Dr. Natalie always has chocolate on hand. “Dark chocolate is happiness in solid form.”
If she could invite any famous person to a dinner party, she would invite Elvis Presley to perform.
Dr. Natalie’s proudest athletic achievement was winning a trail marathon in 2021. “It allowed me to test new boundaries and see how much more my body is capable of than the limits I place on it.”
This Voice In My Heart by Gilbert Tuhabonye is one of her favorite books. “It’s an incredible story of finding joy in any circumstance and using your passion to have a positive impact on your community.”
When asked about a meaningful piece of advice she’s received, Dr. Natalie remembers a teacher who told her never to settle for less when you're capable of more. “This recognition of potential excited me to strive for my best and see what I could accomplish, helped me develop a strong work ethic, and it pushed me to become the person I am.”
Her best advice for others involves being mindful of the little things. “Focus on small progress, celebrate the little victories. If you never recognize milestones, you'll never find the motivation to work toward the end goal.”
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|Additional visits||$ 10||$ 10|
|Cost Per visit||< $23||< $13|
|Savings (vs single visit)||50%||72%|
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|Visit expire||Expire after 12 mo.||Expire after 12 mo.||Expire after 12 mo.|
|Cost Per visit||< $35||< $30||< $25|
|Savings (vs single visit)||22%||33%||44%|
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In a recent Consumer Reports study, chiropractic outperformed prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies, in treating back pain. 1
1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments. ConsumerReports.org; July 2011.
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